Happy New Year! I can imagine you're the same as most people around the world: you just want 2021 to be better than 2020. Well, I hope so too.
But, if there's anything 2020 taught me, it's that although we can't always control what happens to us, we can always control how we react to our circumstances.
My husband and I had many experiences throughout the year that challenged our resilience and faith, but what kept us strong was knowing we were going to make the most of what we had, together.
We learned to adapt and overcome, forgive and forget, and live and learn.
So when I was deciding what recipe to share for the first day of 2021, I not only wanted it to be healthy, but I wanted it to symbolize what we all desperately hope for: a fresh start.
Maybe our circumstances aren't changing, but our mentality is. Maybe our challenges stick around, but our fears and frustrations don't.
I think this New Year's Resolution Lean Green Smoothie fulfills both our physical and mental needs today: it's packed with heart-healthy fats and nourishing ingredients to fuel your body right, but it's also symbolizing a commitment to taking control and be intentional in the little things.
And we all need that, right?
First of all, this smoothie is thick, creamy, and incredibly smooth. It's not thick enough to need a spoon, but it's not thin enough that it's watery and juice-like.
It's also a great way to get a serving of fruits AND vegetables at the beginning of the day!
Did I mention there are NO BANANAS? It's rare, I know, but it what makes this green smoothie recipe the best.
My favorite part about this Lean Green Smoothie is all the vitamins, macronutrients, and minerals that are packed inside! I spent a good amount of time balancing the nutrition profile and being really thoughtful about the specific ingredients inside.
In one 16 oz serving of this green smoothie recipe, you'll find:
Lastly, this smoothie is one of my more calorie-dense smoothies at 340 calories per serving, which means it's a great choice for a balanced breakfast or a post-workout recovery smoothie!
For an extra boost of protein, add one scoop of this Vanilla Whey Protein and use my discount code "KAPAI15" for a 15% discount at checkout!
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I know you guy'll love this smoothie as soon as you try it. I know green smoothies have a reputation but I promise you this one is different! It's made without bananas and packs in all the nutrients you need to fuel your body right.
If you try this recipe, I'd love to hear about it! Leave a star rating and review below so other viewers (and Google!) know how you liked it, then tag me on Instagram @kapaicooking so I can see the finished product! Happy New Year!
Made with tropical fruit, greek yogurt, spinach, kale, avocados, and pistachios, this Lean Green Smoothie is the perfect New Year's resolution! It's also macro-friendly, easily vegan, and made with NO bananas.
Nutrition facts are a calculated estimate of one smoothie.
Serving: 1 smoothie / Calories: 336 / Fat: 13.7g / Saturated Fat: 1.6g / Carbohydrates: 42.3g / Fiber: 10.6g / Sugar: 19.8g / Protein: 17.1g
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